Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Render Queue, part of After Effects CS4: Apprentice's Guide to Key Features.
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After you have created a composition in After Effects, the process of…outputting to a file is known as rendering and we are going to discuss…the After Effects Render Queue in this movie. To render a composition, either…select it in the Project panel or bring it its tab forward in either the…Timeline or Composition panels and select Composition > Add to Render Queue.…The shortcut is Command+M on Mac or Ctrl+M on Windows. The Render Queue by…default docks into the Timeline panel. You can go ahead and dock it into the…Composition panel or some people will prefer to undock it and make it its own…floating window. But we will keep it in the Timeline for now.…
By default After Effects will create a file name based on the composition's name. …You can change this name by clicking on the Output To text, which will…open up a normal output dialog depending on your operating system, and you can…go ahead and rename it such as map output and save it where you want on your…drive. You can also have After Effects ask you for a name every time you add a…
After Effects CS4: Apprentice's Guide to Key Features is a series of guided tours with Chris and Trish Meyer. It is designed as a gentle introduction to some of the major features of After Effects CS4. This quick–start course is for beginners who already know how to animate, users who are not familiar with the latest version, or those who need to get up to speed with advanced tools. Chris and Trish cover features such as text animators, shape layers, expressions, and motion tracking. These guided tours are also included with the second edition of Chris and Trish Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice (Focal Press).
To learn the basics of animating in After Effects CS4, check out After Effects CS4 Getting Started with Chad Perkins in the lynda.com Online Training Library®. To go deeper, see Chad's After Effects CS4 Essential Training. To get an overview of the new features in After Effects CS4, watch After Effects CS4 New Creative Techniques with Chris and Trish Meyer.
To purchase After Effects Apprentice—the book—go to www.amazon.com.
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